Greetings from de island folks,
So DJ’s birthday was Sunday, and I cooked him (as best I could) his mom’s roast and potato salad. I’m sure it wasn’t even close to hers, but he loved it! We are doing an offshore fishing trip next week with some friends for his birthday present, but I surprised him with an impromptu VI Eco Tour this week (and a light-up Frisbee of course ;))! So today’s IFF is all about this incredible light-up Frisbee! JK it’s totally about VI Eco Tours.
Here’s the story:
My dear friend Trevor and I met while working for a certain prestigious hotelier on St. Thomas. We met in orientation and worked in the same department for a year. We also
escaped left together. Trevs started working at Eco Tours and really talked up their unique tours of the lagoon on St. Thomas. There’s a very unique small island that we can see from our house called Cas Cay (pronounced “kass key”) where we often watch the kayakers out around its unique sand bar. Between Trevor and our desire to finally explore this cay we’ve looked at for over 2 years, it was time for us to take an eco tour!
Virgin Islands Eco Tours offers a whole heap of excursions: from St. Thomas to St. John to Hassel Island, and various cays. DJ and I did the St Thomas Mangrove Lagoon Cas Cay Kayak, Hike & Snorkel 3hr Tour. We went out with another group of 7, so with our guide, there were 10 of us total. It was the perfect group size. Shawn was our guide, and he reminded me so much of my friend Wilson!
Our tour began with kayaking in the lagoon
Then we beached at Cas Cay and did a short hike to the north side of the island
At the north shore of the island, Shawn showed us some sort of plant (I cannot recall the name of it for the life of me) that allegedly tastes like a salty green bean. Some folks in our tour group tried it along with sampling some termites from a tree. We, of course, did not, but maybe that’s your kind of thing!
We then hiked to the south shore of the island stopping to admire the tons of hermit crabs that reside on the western shore of the island.
And a geologic blow hole!
And let me just say, the mangrove snorkeling alone would be enough to make me take everyone who visits on this tour!
On the hike back to the kayaks, we found a group of baby iguanas!
We had such an amazing time exploring truly unique aspects of our home! This is most definitely one of my new favorites to recommend, and I can’t wait to experience the other tours with our future visitors!
Thanks for checking in friends. I hope you’re soaking up a little bit of island beauty and serenity into your life wherever you may be 🙂